TFD Group

80 Garden Court, Suite 240
Monterey, CA 93940

United States of America

+1 831 649 3800

TFD Europe Ltd

Lodge Farm Barns
New Road, Bawburgh,

Norwich, Norfolk NR9 3LZ

United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1603-726660

TFD Africa Pty Ltd

PO Box 10319
Centurion, Gauteng 0046

Republic of South Africa

+27 (0) 63 990-7941

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Our Tools

The TFD Supportability Workbench includes a comprehensive suite of tools that have been developed and evolved specifically to meet our Customers’ logistics decision needs.  We are not just a software retailer, we provide solutions.  Each solution is tailored to deliver the information necessary to help you make decisions throughout your system’s life cycle; from the design and development of your system, through to the strategic planning and tactical control of its in-service support.

The application of the tools contained within the TFD Supportability Workbench invariably deliver significant returns on investment.  However, before committing to your purchase, you need to be sure that you are choosing the right tools that are going to deliver maximum benefit for your business or organization.  If in doubt, our team of experienced logistics professionals is available to discuss your business needs and to help identify the best solution for you.

  • Plan for the right Support Solution for your new equipment

  • Identify the best design for new equipment based on Life Cycle Cost

  • Evaluate the impact on Supportability and Cost of part and configuration Design Trade-off for your new equipment

  • Define the best Level of Repair Strategy for the support solution

  • Understand the Cost and Logistics Performance of Design Alternatives

Steady-state 

What do you need to do?

Scenario

Resource Types

Parts,

Tools,

Skills

Which Tool?

  • Generate an Optimized Spares scale to meet system availability target

  • Optimize Spares packages against constraints other than Cost

  • Identify inadequate or expensive Spares Recommendations

  • Ensure Target Fill Rate or Availability Levels

  • Produce Initial Provisioning List

  • Minimize wasted Investment in Stock with a Short Useable Life (Tempo only)

  • Evaluate existing stock against System-level Availability or Fill Rate Goals

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Steady-state 

Parts

  • Estimate Whole-Life Cost

  • Optimize Support Resources to deliver System Availability; not just spares

  • Identify the Drivers affecting the Cost and Performance of Support

  • Evaluate the Benefits of Support Improvements before implementation

  • Evaluate how to Cut Costs while minimizing the loss of Capability

  • Manage Component Installed-life and Configuration (SIM Only)

  • Analyse Total Asset Visibility (SIM Only)

  • Analyse FOD Secondary, Subsidiary Damage and  Minimum Issue Lives (SIM Only)

Dynamic

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Parts,

Skills,

Tools,

Facilities

  • Monitor, control and sustain In-service Support

  • Identify the parts in a support package which will run out in sufficient time to take Effective Action

  • Identify the Remedial Actions that will prevent future support system default

  • Prioritize the remedial actions by cost and the lead time needed to Take Action

  • Justify the Business Cost Benefits of early action

  • Predict future support package Performance

  • Provide continuous availability-based Inventory Optimization

Transaction-based analysis that can be updated as frequently as required to meet the business or organization needs

Parts

Parts

  • Implement a single dependable source of Trusted Logistic Data

  • Collate the data needed for Logistics Analysis and Modelling for Multiple Systems

  • Provide Controlled Data Storage

  • Have centrally Managed Logistic Data

  • Protect Investment in Trustworthy Data

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  • Combine the powerful capabilities of EDCAS, Tempo, MAAP and Data Vault in a single Value-for-Money, Easy-to-Manage package

Dynamic

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Dynamic

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Parts,

Skills,

Facilities,

Software,

Data,

Energy

Dynamic

2

Parts,

Skills,

Facilities,

Software,

Data,

Energy

Steady-state model where factors do not change in time.  However, EDCAS does have ‘sensitivity analysis’ functionality, where factor data values can be adjusted to emulate the anticipated impact of changes in time

Accommodates anticipated changes over time, including: change in operational usage or fleet disposition through fleet expansion, re-basing, re-role or run-down; change in equipment design due to obsolescence, modifications, upgrades, or reliability improvement programmes; and change in support arrangements as the result of evolution in maintenance and repair policies, and contractor performance and price

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Software Licencing

TFD recognizes that its Customers have wide-ranging requirements and budgets.  Whether you intend to integrate the tools within the TFD Supportability Workbench into your business processes or simply need to use them for the duration of a specific project, we offer a variety of software licencing options that can be tailored to meet your business or organizational needs and budgets.  Our options range from stand-alone single user licences, through to Enterprise licences and networked solutions.

Do you need TFD software for a contract bid, but are uncertain about the risk of purchasing the product outright?   Do you need additional user licences due to a peak in demand?  If you are uncertain about your investment in TFD tools, we are able to offer the option to lease our software licences.  Customers who have leased our software will normally be offered the opportunity to upgrade to full licences on favorable terms. Alternatively, TFD Analytical Services provides you with the option for your business or organization to outsource its modelling and analysis needs without the need to invest in TFD software tools or ‘in-house’ analyst resources.

 

Further information about TFD tools, techniques and methodology can be found on our Downloads page